After growing up surrounded by enthusiastic skiers and qualifying as a level 2 instructor in the Canadian system, training towards my level three was the obvious next step. After hearing high praises about the altitude ISIA and level 3 training programme from other Canadian qualified Europe based instructors, I didn’t hesitate to book my place, and spend my third ski instructing season in Verbier. Although it is a BASI focussed training programme, the trainers were very open minded and interested in the CSIA system and the type of skiing focuses and objectives that they have.
The quantity of video analysis and quality of feedback that I received throughout the season really helped with my progression, and improved my ability to assess and analyze when teaching.
The added bonus of teaching in the peak season helped not only make ends meet, but to also get some much needed practise in for the teaching segment of the exam.
Verbier has some great training terrain, which can push you and improve both your technique and performance.
I can safely say I was thoroughly impressed and completely satisfied with the 8 week course. It certainly helped me to achieve my season goal of obtaining my level 3 qualification, which I achieved at the end of the season.